BABY STEPS

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The current Black Lives Matter movement has awakened this nation to its mounting racial problems but it has left Native Americans behind and the Washington Football Club is a glaring example. African Americans will have to help our Native Brothers and Sisters in this political battle. The team recently […]

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CAN YOU FEEL IT?

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter As the Jackson Five sang many years ago, “Can you feel it?” they sang about the world coming together. Instead this world is falling apart under the current leadership in Washington D.C. Where is the empathy? Where is the sorrow or the grief? Can You Feel It? The Jackson 5 […]

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STOP THE CHOP

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers and once again the fans of the midwest team appropriated Native American dress, tradition, and culture. The Tomahawk Chop filled Hard Rock Stadium all afternoon. Fans dressed in Native dress, wore face paint, and donned […]

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THE NFL BLACKOUT OF 2020

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Cleveland Browns will be the last NFL team to hire a head coach in 2020 and if they hire a minority it will not be enough. Maybe, just maybe, it might be time to join former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick and kneel before and after games, but […]

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REFLECTIONS OF !!!!!

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The United States is currently in political crisis with the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. This is not about right or left, it is about being correct or incorrect. It is about being a human being who cares for others. The contrast between the last two Presidents is […]

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“BASKETBALL” THIS!!

‘BASKETBALL’ THIS!! – POPSICLE BROTHERS NHL 2018 -19  By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom   PHILADELPHIA PA, OAKLAND CA and NEW HAVEN, CT (www.basnnewsroom.com) There’s an old saying that ‘one picture is worth a thousand words’ – however I prefer the more obscure translation, “every picture tells a story, […]

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NBCSN-PROBLEM

NBCSN-PROBLEM Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Newsroom-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins are both on the golf course after the  second round of the Stanley Cup Finals. NBCSN-National Broadcasting Company-Sports Network broadcasters Keith Jones and Michael Milbury are not happy because their teams are not going to the Conference Championships. The Tampa Bay Lightning […]

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HAPPY JACKIE ROBINSON DAY 2018

  By Gary Norris Gray, BASN-Newsroom-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The United States of America is going through another episode of traumatic race relations, with this country’s leader turning a blind eye to the current crises and even aiding and abetting the enemy with his comments. This on the 71st anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson breaking the […]

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PLAY FAIR

PLAY FAIR Gary Norris Gray-BASN Newsroom-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-As the yearly March Madness tournament comes to a close, cracks are surfacing all over the hardwood floor. In the men’s Final Four there will not be an African-American head coach. In this Final Four, the players are still not being paid for their countless hours of […]

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THE MVC: DEATH OF A CONFERENCE

  By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA. — As The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) begins its March Madness basketball tournament the first week of March, there is a growing concern about players, conferences, teams, and Mid-Majors. The Missouri Valley Conference is shrinking with each passing year as the conference begins to […]

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